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The Hay-Adams
Ranked #1 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Spent a couple nights here Memorial Day weekend. It was a delight. Very personal service. Beautiful lobby. Our room was a quiet, cozy inner room. The bed was really comfortable, and there were nice, thoughtful touches throughout the room. We loved the location. There are several bike-rental stands in the vicinity, and we found the bikes to be a great way to get around DC. In particular, we enjoyed a night ride to and around the National Mall. The hotel is also within walking distance of a great restaurant, Founding Farmers. We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank kissthecook
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HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2013

Dear kissthecook,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I am thrilled you had a fantastic stay over the holiday weekend. It seems you took every advantage of all our location has to offer! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

Sincerely,

Hans Bruland
VP / General Manager

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We stayed at the Hay Adams for two nights in May as part of an American tour.

The hotel is ideally placed, being the other side of Lafayette Square to the White House and within 15 minutes walk of museum mile.

I was somewhat frazzled on arrival (we were late chcking in due to a delayed plane and a two hour wait at US immigration) and the staff were calm and courteous and upgraded us to a room with a view of the white house from the balcony, which was very nice.

Rooms were clean and luxurious with a huge bed, comfortable linens and minibar, ipod docking centre etc. It was the most comfortable bed I had during my stay!

The staff are very nice and nothing is too much trouble.

We visited the 'Off the Record' bar on both nights and found it to be lively and fun with an excellent cocktail list and attentive staff. The first night it was packed with off-duty washington staffers.

It wasn't cheap to stay at the Hay Adams, but we felt like spoiling ourselves. All in all it was an excellent hotel and perfect for a short weekend in Washington.

Room Tip: The White house view rooms are higher up the hotel and overlook Lafayette Square and the white House...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank JessicaDavies
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HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2013

Dear JessicaDavies,

I appreciate for sharing your compliments about your stay! I’m especially delighted that you enjoyed your experience in Off the Record. I hope we can expect you back the next time you find yourselves in our nation’s capital.

Sincerely,

Hans Bruland
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

The Top of the Hay Adams provides the most beautiful view in DC for a cocktail party, and the staff there bends over backwards to accommodate guests' wishes. With a knock-out view of the White House and the mall beyond, it's a stunning location. If you're lucky enough to have a colorful sunset, it's even better. The terrace is wonderful in good weather.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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9  Thank NantucketJoe
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Very nice! Great view, adequate staff, and an extremely comfortable bed. We enjoyed our stay. I feel the service could have been better; the champagne and chocolate strawberries in the room were hot and melted, but the room itself was very comfortable with a view of the White House and wonderfully detailed woodwork.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank mcoffeesnob
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Top notch in every regard. Beautifully furnished room, gorgeous linens, attentive, friendly staff and excellent service. I was there for a two day business event held in the top floor function room overlooking Lafayette Park and the White House. Hard to beat the view, the food service, etc.

Room Tip: Face the park/White House on the highest floor available
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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10  Thank Brian S
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

We've stayed in many nice hotels, and the Hay Adams has topped our list. I can't think of a single area of improvement to suggest. The staff is polite and gracious. The rooms are beautifully appointed. The view was wonderful. The location was fantastic. The concierge, Mark, was so very helpful and polite. Ali was so polite to give us a private rooftop tour of the upper meeting rooms. I think this is our new benchmark for fine hotels. Go and enjoy!

Room Tip: Choose a room that faces the White House. Upper look is probably best.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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7  Thank wildrice311
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Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

The Hay Adams did most things right from the start to finish of our stay. Great location overlooking the White House, warm welcome, spacious room with tasteful decor and efficient check out. WiFi free throughout. Obviously a place where all the DC power brokers meet - it's full of suits over breakfast.

Only minor criticism would be steep breakfast prices and slightly unfriendly bar staff in the 'off the record' bar.

Would stay again without hesitation.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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7  Thank Snudge08
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Additional Information about The Hay-Adams

Address: 16th & H Sts. NW, One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20006
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#2 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#2 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range: $376 - $646 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hay-Adams 5*
Number of rooms: 145
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Washington's landmark residence of choice for visitors to our nation's capital. The Hay-Adams, a luxury boutique hotel, is as close as you can get to staying at the White House without a personal invitation from the President. Originally designed in the 1920s as a residential hotel, The Hay-Adams carefully emulates the ambiance of a distinguished private mansion on Lafayette Square. The 145-room boutique hotel in Washington, DC features 21 luxury suites with stunning views of Lafayette Park and the White House. All of our guest rooms exhibit the perfect combination of heritage, luxury, contemporary comfort and technology. Ideally situated in Lafayette Square and steps away from many of Washington D.C.'s famous attractions, The Hay-Adams is the premier destination for leisure and business travelers alike. ... more   less 
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